Religion

  • 14 Oct 2011

    A major interfaith symposium in Tokyo has urged further 'Thinking about Natural Disasters and Religion: Looking for Another Way of Living'.

  • 12 Oct 2011

    As Egypt approaches the anniversary of the overthrow of former president Mubarak, the country still finds itself torn by sectarian violence.

  • 13 Sep 2011

    Classifying communities and their practices and values as ‘religious’ often has the effect of marginalising them from the mainstream of public debates on justice and the proper ends of the good life, says scholar Timothy Fitzgerald. Such classification has the effect of clothing secular reason with the misleading aura of neutral objectivity, he suggests.

  • 12 Sep 2011

    A call for solidarity with the poor has been delivered to a gathering of religious, political and civil society leaders from across the world by the WCC.

  • 2 Sep 2011

    The recent disturbances in England show that fundamental issues concerning the legitimation of government, social justice, and societal stability need to be addressed ever more urgently, says Professor Richard Roberts. He argues that scholars of religion should not simply remain reluctant but paid tools of an industrialised system of defective socialisation that initiates students into informed passivity, but rather the source of a truly critical discourse that broadens the imagination and enhances personal agency.

  • 22 Aug 2011

    The visit to Britain of Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, from the Cordoba Initiative in New York, resonates not just with our reflections on the impending tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, but with the continuing quest for interreligious understanding in a conflictual world, says Professor Hugh Goddard.

  • 15 Jul 2011

    This weekend I am speaking alongside others at a conference on 'The Place of Religion in Public Life', bringing together Humanist, Christian and Muslim contributors to a day of discussion about negoti

  • 10 Jun 2011

    After the surrender of the Japanese empire in 1945, Gen Douglas MacArthur, sought to inculcate beliefs ranging from Christianity to Freemasonry.

  • 9 Jun 2011

    If the modern secular state has depended for its conceptualisation on the related concept of 'religion' as a private right of faith in unseen mystical powers separated from the state, then so have those modern discourses which construct “political and socio-economic forces”, and are thereby in danger of reifying them, says Timothy Fitzgerald. He assesses some key arguments in Scott M. Thomas's widely praised book The Global Resurgence of Religion and the Transformation of International Relations: The Struggle for the Soul of the Twenty-First Century.

  • 21 Apr 2011